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Inside it, however, topping Clemson was a milestone. No current Terps player had ever won at Littlejohn, and Maryland won’t haul a losing streak into its trip Saturday to No. 10 Duke.

And, of no small significance, winning anywhere on the road meant they have one less thing to hear about from their coach, who continues to praise the progress of his improving team.

“By no stretch of the imagination are we a great team, but we’re playing about as well as we can play, which I like,” Turgeon said. “Hopefully we’re going to get a lot better between now and March.”